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Louise Crawford Allen

Louise Crawford Allen, American journalism educator. Named Woman of Year Altrusa, 1956; recipient Distinguished Service award Southwest Journalism Congress, 1965, Pathfinder award Lubbock Committee for Women, 1985.


  • Allen, Louise Crawford was born on December 28, 1903 in Childress, Texas, United States. Daughter of John McHenry and Daisy Margaret (Alexander) Crawford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1924. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1940.


    • Stenographer Crawford & Crawford, Childress, 1920-1924. From stenographer to professor journalism Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1928-1963, associate professor emeritus, 1964.


    • Co-author: Radio and Television Continuity Writing, 1952, First 62 Years History Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, 1980. Columnist for weekly newspapers, 1945-1963. Contributor numerous articles to newspapers and magazines.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Active community planning council. Teacher St. John's United Methodist Church. President Methodist Auxiliary, 1967-1968.

    Member Lubbock Women's Club (life, president 1949-1950), American Association of University Women (president Lubbock branch), Junior 20th Century Study Club (past president), University Women's Club (president 1959-1960), Theta Sigma Phi, Sigma Kappa Alumnae (past president).


    • Married James George Allen, June 30, 1928. 1 child, James Crawford.
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    Born December 28, 1903
    Died November 22, 2001
    (aged 97)
    • 1924
      Southern Methodist University
    • 1940
      University Missouri
    • 1920 - 1924
      Stenographer Crawford & Crawford
      Childress, Texas, United States
    • 1928 - 1963
      from stenographer to professor, journalism Texas Technology University
      Lubbock, Texas, United States